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Description - Drugs and Crime by Doris L. MacKenzie

Addressing critical areas of drug control and system improvement, this book provides a comprehensive examination of policy relevant research. Leading experts explore major problems related to drug trafficking and use, focusing on important policy initiatives. Each chapter discusses a specific problem area, the policies designed to address it, research on the effectiveness of those policies, and the policy implications of the research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803944572
ISBN-10: 0803944578
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 14-Mar-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Doris L. MacKenzie

Doris Layton MacKenzie, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and Director of the Evaluation Research Group. Prior to this position, she earned her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, was on the faculty of the Louisiana State University where she was honored as a "Researcher of Distinction," and was awarded a Visiting Scientist position at the National Institute of Justice. As Visiting Scientist, she provided expertise to Federal, State and Local jurisdictions on correctional boot camps, correctional policy, intermediate sanctions, research methodology, experimental design, statistical analyses, and evaluation techniques. As an expert in criminal justice, Dr. MacKenzie has consulted with State and Local jurisdictions, and has testified before U.S. Senate and House Committees. She has an extensive publication record on such topics as examining what works to reduce crime in the community, inmate adjustment to prison, the impact of intermediate sanctions on recidivism, long-term offenders, methods of predicting prison populations, self-report criminal activities of probationers and boot camp prisons. She directed funded research projects on the topics of: "Multi-Site Study of Correctional Boot Camps," "Descriptive Study of Female Boot Camps," "Probationer Compliance with Conditions of Supervision" and "The National Study of Juvenile Correctional Institutions" and What Works in Corrections. Dr. MacKenzie is Past-Chair of the American Society of Criminology's Division on Corrections and Sentencing. is Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and Director of the Evaluation Research Group. Prior to this position, she earned her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, was on the faculty of the Louisiana State University where she was honored as a "Researcher of Distinction," and was awarded a Visiting Scientist position at the National Institute of Justice. As Visiting Scientist, she provided expertise to Federal, State and Local jurisdictions on correctional boot camps, correctional policy, intermediate sanctions, research methodology, experimental design, statistical analyses, and evaluation techniques. As an expert in criminal justice, Dr. MacKenzie has consulted with State and Local jurisdictions, and has testified before U.S. Senate and House Committees. She has an extensive publication record on such topics as examining what works to reduce crime in the community, inmate adjustment to prison, the impact of intermediate sanctions on recidivism, long-term offenders, methods of predicting prison populations, self-report criminal activities of probationers and boot camp prisons. She directed funded research projects on the topics of: "Multi-Site Study of Correctional Boot Camps," "Descriptive Study of Female Boot Camps," "Probationer Compliance with Conditions of Supervision" and "The National Study of Juvenile Correctional Institutions" and What Works in Corrections. Dr. MacKenzie is Past-Chair of the American Society of Criminology's Division on Corrections and Sentencing.

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